Grid Storage for Renewables Integration
Four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage!
Susan Kennedy – Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Steve Malnight – Senior Vice President, PG&E
Kate McGinnis – Market Director, AES Energy Storage
Barry Cinnamon – CEO, Cinnamon Solar & Storage
Moderator: Jeff Byron, Band of Angels & former CEC Commissioner
December 6, 2017
Dinner & Networking 6:30-7:30pm; Program 7:30-9:30pm
PARC 3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304
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What will it take in terms of megawatts of energy storage and dollars to flatten the belly of the famous duck curve in California and meet the 2030 RPS goals?
What storage solutions will prevail – customer-side, behind the meter or utility scale, in front of the meter,?
What are the costs and benefits of each type of solution?
The electric grid is a complex system in which energy supply and demand must always match at any given time. Since renewable sources like wind and solar are subject to variability, energy storage helps to smooth out the differences between energy supply and demand. It stores excess energy when supply exceeds demand, and dispatches energy when demand exceeds supply.
Today’s energy storage companies are going a step further by not only providing backup power to customers or the grid but also providing the ability to respond instantaneously to the utility grid needs. This combination of flexibility and ability to dispatch is a valuable asset.
Until recently, the cost of energy storage has been prohibitive, but battery prices have been declining rapidly in recent years and are projected to continue to decline with technology improvements and manufacturing scale.
Note: While other storage technologies are also being developed, this discussion will focus on chemical batteries, which are by far the most common.
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